Ferrari introduced the 348 in 1989 as a long-awaited successor to the 308/328 series, which had been in production since 1976. A dramatic departure from its predecessor, the 348 took styling cues from the Testarossa, with its side-mounted radiators and strakes, while having a longitudinally mounted engine with a transverse gearbox. This mid-engine arrangement mimicked the layout of Ferrari’s F1 cars at the time and looked like a “T” in plan form. The design helped centralize mass between the wheels (it also explains the “t” designation). The 3.4 liter four-cam V-8 made 300 hp and propelled the car to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 275 kmh. Standard anti-lock brakes afforded equally impressive stopping abilities.
The 348 represents a good choice for an enthusiast, as they are fantastic performers. Overall, 4,228 of the 348 ts were produced. This production number and recent build dates conspire to keep prices reasonable.
This French example in the great color combination of Giallo over Nero was imported to UK in 1996 and in 2017 to the Czech Republic, where it is currently registered. It has a complete service history, Ferrari booklet and a filled service book.
The car had a Ferrari service this year. The car received a new clutch, belt service and engine-out complete renovation (body and chassis).
|First registration date||17.09.1991|
|Engine||3.405 ccm, 295 PS V8|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Yellow|
|Color - interior||Black|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||68.093 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||ZFFKA36B000090857|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
2-door targa body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3405 cm3, advertised power: 217 kW / 291 hp / 295 PS (DIN), torque: 323 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4230 mm, width: 1894 mm, wheelbase: 2450 mm; base curb weight: 1440 kg; top speed: 275 km/h (171 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 5.4 s, 0-100 km/h 5.6 s (declared by factory)